Source: Business Insider
Two women say they were duped into protesting in favor of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at an extradition hearing in Vancouver, Canada. They said they were offered between 100 and 150 Canadian dollars to show up and hold signs, along with around 20 others. Both said they didn’t realize what they were being asked to do, and regret it. Visit Business Insider’s home page for more stories. Unsuspecting members of the public in Canada appear to have been paid by an unknown organization to pretend to be supporters of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou at her recent extradition hearing. Two members of a crowd of about 20 say they were given money to hold signs and participate in a protest while Wanzhou tried to avoid being extradited to the US on fraud charges. According to the participants who spoke out, they and others in the group were assembled at the British Columbia Superior Court in Vancouver, and told to hold up signs saying “Free Ms Meng” and “Trump Stop Bullying.” One participant, an actor called Julia Hackstaff, said she was conned into believing she was playing the role of a protester, without realizing it was a real event.